Face masks are the secret to looking great in no time (no, we’re not talking about cloth face masks). Add a mud mask, moisturizing mask, or clearing mask to your skincare arsenal and marvel at how quickly you can improve your skin’s clarity, moisture, and texture. We also love a mud mask meant to deep clean and tone your face and pores whether overnight or in 20 minutes. Our top pick is a sheet mask made from hydrogel that can stay on as long as you need it to, even over stubble! Check out all the best face masks for men below and revel in your newly revealed skin.
Many sheet masks are designed specifically for women, which can create issues for men trying to get their deep moisturization on. Like any standard sheet mask, Bro Mask by Jaxon Lane comes in a small pouch full of serums and botanicals that seep deep into the skin for long-lasting hydration and tone correction. The beauty about the Bro Mask is that it comes in two pieces: an upper portion that covers the eyes, nose, cheeks, and brow. and a lower portion that covers the mouth area, jawline, and chin. Both are made from a gel-like material that keeps the mask on (even over facial hair) and the two-piece design means it will fit any guy’s face. The Bro Mask is a winner in The Manual Grooming Awards 2019.
Nighttime is when your skin works its hardest to repair and recharge. That makes it the ideal time to use a product. The Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask from Origins uses avocado and apricot kernel oils to reanimate tired skin. Throw this on after a long evening and it’s like your face never went out.
A little goes a long way with this super thick, ultra-purifying mask. It goes on shiny and black and turns light gray when ready to be washed off. It’s easy to use and easy to see the results with this mask. Charcoal, bentonite clay, aloe, ginseng, and other botanicals all combine to create a deep-cleaning mask that leaves the skin tight, hydrated, and refreshed, but also makes you feel like a modern-day James Bond on vacation in the Maldives. Tom Ford Intensive Purifying Mud Mask was our winner for last year’s Grooming Awards.
This mask hits all the environmentally friendly points hard. Not only is it cruelty-free, vegan, and non-toxic, but it also contains French green clay to draw out oils and impurities while a dose of green tea reduces the appearance of blemishes and other imperfections. Naturally occurring squalane also helps to moisturize, meaning once you wipe this mask off, you’re left with a purified, thoroughly hydrated face.
You can’t talk about hydrating masks without mentioning sheet masks and you can’t talk about sheet masks without talking about the wonder that is Korean skincare. Dr. Jart+ was founded in Korea in 2004 and the latest innovation from the company, the Hydration Lover Rubber Mask, might look creepy on the package, but the two-step blue sheet mask wraps your skin and keeps all the active ingredients from evaporating while you wear it. Fifteen to 20 minutes later (up to 40 minutes for maximum hydration), your skin is replenished and ready to go.
A perfect mask for those harsh days that just seem to go all-in on your facial skin, this Ginkgo Mask from Mario Badescu is rich and creamy. The ginkgo wakes up the skin while allantoin, shea butter, and vitamin E work together to quickly revive and replenish cells that the rough elements have taken a toll on.
This soothing option from Kiehl’s is a great match for any man’s skin. Calendula flower extract is shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and everyone knows aloe is a miracle plant thanks to its ability to cool, heal, and hydrate parched skin. The best part? The mask only needs five minutes to be effective so you’re on your way — and hydrated — in no time.
Speaking of sheet masks – well, from way earlier – they are a very popular option for hydrating due to the more targeted application. Sheet masks use serums which penetrate into deeper layers of the skin; by not rubbing them in right away, you are letting the skin absorb at a more gradual rate. The simple math would suggest that this mask will offer the most beneficial delivery possible. Plus, this Daily Wonders Bye Bye To Dry Mask from Leaders is an easy $5, so it’s well worth the investment.
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